Seventy seven: she gave me heaven… in the form of this disco twinged episode of the Dance Megamix. Don takes to the decks to bring nearly two hours of italo, disco and funk. It’s cold blooded! Plus a very special announcement regarding a LIVE SHOW in BOSTON on November 28!

Tracklist for November 11, 2015

01 :: Gaznevada – I. C. Love Affair (Italian Version) [DFC]
02 :: M – Pop Muzik (Full Length Disco Mix) [MCA Records]
03 :: Imagination – Flashback [R&B Records]
04 :: Grace Jones – Cry Now, Laugh Later [Island Records]
05 :: D Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) [Prelude Records]
06 :: Electra feat. Tara Butler – Feels Good (Carrots & Beets) [Emergency Records]
07 :: Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Dubbing In Sunshine [Streetwise]
08 :: The Reddings – You’re The Only One [Believe In A Dream]
09 :: Jeffrey Osborne – Stay With Me Tonight (Extended Remixed Version) [A&M Records]
10 :: Rick James – Cold Blooded (Vocal) [Motown]
11 :: Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On [4 Men With Beards]
12 :: Don Armando’s 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band – Deputy Of Love [ZE Records]
13 :: Peter Brown – Crank It Up (Funk Town) (Long Version) [T.K. Disco]
14 :: Candido – Jingo [Salsoul Records]
15 :: Jimmy Bo’ Horne – Spank (Special Disco Re-Mix) [Sunshine Sound Disco]
16 :: Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove [Prelude Records]
17 :: Karen Young – Hot Shot (Vocal) [West End Records]
18 :: Inner Life feat. Jocelyn Brown – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan Unreleased Breakdown Mix) [Salsoul Records]
19 :: Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me (With Your Love) (Vocal) [Atlantic]
20 :: South Shore Commission – Train Called Freedom [Scepter Records]
21 :: Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin’ [Gold Mind Records]
22 :: Martha High – Showdown [Salsoul Records]
23 :: Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) Epilogue [Fantasy]

Once again it’s on with new garage and deep house dance tracks from back in the day! Things get especially Murky later in the set as the boys from Miami make a colossal appearance with their track Tried So Hard. So good! Don had to call it a night early this week, so please forgive him for the missing final 30 minutes. Dad life is hard!

Tracklist for October 28, 2015

01 :: Joe T. Vannelli present Csilla – Play With The Voice (Joe T. Vannelli Free Voice Mix) [Dream Beat]
02 :: Jerzzey Boy – Tonite [Bottom Line Records]
03 :: Nikita Warren – Touch Me (MF Deep Version) [Atmo/IRMA]
04 :: 909 – Got To Have It (Dream Mix) [E-SA Records]
05 :: Groove Asylum – Feels Good [Nervous Records]
06 :: Lost Children – Love & Contradiction (Lost In Love Mix) [TRIBAL America]
07 :: Terry Hunter – No Excuses (Vocal Mix) [Vibe Music]
08 :: Definition of Sound – What Are You Under (MK Underground Mix) [Charisma]
09 :: What It Is – Do You Believe (Club Mix) [Other Side Records]
10 :: Lynn Lockamy – Love So Strong (Caffeine Dub) [One Records]
11 :: Mateo & Matos – Progressive Sunshine ’96 [Henry Street Music]
12 :: D.I.M. Concept – Fiddler Dub [Vibe]
13 :: Ruffneck feat. Yavahn – Everybody Be Somebody (Wanna B Mix) [MAW Records]
14 :: Vanessa Evelyn – Sister Sister (Manny & Konrad’s Dub) [Eightball Records]
15 :: Bobby Pruit – Tried So Hard (LSD Mix) [Murk Records]
16 :: DJ Bird – Like U Do [-N-Sync Inc.]
17 :: Mateo & Matos – Feelin Good [United Underground House Sounds]
18 :: Kidz of Romatt – In This House Of Ourz (Deep Tribe Mix) [Groove On]
19 :: Matt Wood – What Am I Gonna Do With You? (Rushmore Dub) [TRIBAL America]
20 :: Blue Train – Get Movin (Original Mix) [MAW Records]

Factory! Factory! Werk me goddamnit! It’s time to pay our respects to one of the finest dj’s of all time who also once went by the name of DON — the legendary DONALD MATTERN a.k.a. Junior Vasquez. This mix takes us back to the original Sound Factory era when Junior was laying down the sounds of the NY vogue scene. Some of these are his productions, and some are tracks he just used to play out all the time. Either way it is a massive win for humanity. Enjoy.

Tracklist for October 21, 2015

01 :: Tevin Campbell – Round And Round (The House) [Paisley Park]
02 :: Carmen Electra – Go Go Dancer (Factory Mix) [Paisley Park]
03 :: Steve Winwood – One And Only Man (Junior’s N.Y.C. Dub) [Virgin]
04 :: Junior Vasquez – If Madonna Calls (J.R.’s House Mix) [Groovilicious]
05 :: The Sound Man feat. Mercy – The Factory (Original Mix) [Sex Mania]
06 :: Fast Eddie – Let’s Go (Don’t “U” Want Some More) [D.J. International Records]
07 :: Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (Murk Remix) [Murk Records]
08 :: Lectroluv – Dream Drums (All Over Sound Factory Mix) [Eightball Records]
09 :: DSK – What Would We Do (Eight Minutes Of Madness Mix) [Boy’s Own Recordings]
10 :: Kiwi Dreams – Y? (Danny’s Mix) [Tribal United Kingdom]
11 :: Ellis-D – Dub Break (Long Version) [Street Level]
12 :: Triboro Bitch – You Hear Me Girl! (Sound Factory Mix) [Emotive Records]
13 :: The Project feat. Linda Rice – Out Of Control (Warehouse Saturday Night Mix) [D.J. International Records]
14 :: Livin’ Joy – Dreamer (Junior Vasquez Sound Factory Mix) [MCA Records]
15 :: Rageous projecting Franklin Fuentes – Tyler Moore Mary (Original Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
16 :: Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor [Strictly Rhythm]
17 :: Karen Finley – Lick It (No Afro Sheen Vocal Mix) [Pow Wow Records]
18 :: Aphrohead – In The Dark We Live (Stevie’s Retro Drive Mix) [Emotive Records]
19 :: Shock Wave – The Mental Track (The Simon Pitch Mix) [Nervous Records]
20 :: The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. feat. Michelle Visage – It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Palladium House Anthem 1) [Arista]
21 :: KC Flightt – Voices (Original Dub Mix) [RCA]
22 :: e.g. Fullalove – Didn’t I Know (Divas To The Dancefloor…Please) (Junior’s Factory Mix) [Emotive Records]
23 :: The Goodmen – Give It Up (Batacuda Refrescante) [FFRR]
24 :: Janet Jackson – Runaway (Junior’s Factory Mix) [A&M Records]
25 :: Angel Moraes – Hairy & Big (The Hairy Mix) [Hot ‘N’ Spycy]

Anyone who knows Don, knows that he likes to hang out and hustle with his friends. In this episode, Don breaks new ground and rekindles his love for early 90’s hip hop. This is an episode that never would have happened in 2002. But times have changed. Now that soulless EDM and mainstream hip hop genres have merged into some weird autotune mishmash nonsense, Don actually misses the days when hip hop dominated the airwaves.

Tracklist for October 7, 2015

01 :: Main Source – Just Hangin’ Out [Wild Pitch Records]
02 :: Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y. (Big Titty Mix) (Uncensored) [Motown]
03 :: Digable Planets – Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) (Crashing Giant Step Mix) [Pendulum Records]
04 :: EPMD – You Gots To Chill (Club Version) [Fresh Records]
05 :: Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz (Extended Vocal) [Tommy Boy]
06 :: A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (LP Version) [Jive]
07 :: Kool Moe Dee – Wild, Wild West (Special Extended Re-mix) [Jive]
08 :: Jurassic 5 – Jayou [Rumble]
09 :: Gang Starr – Code Of The Streets (Radio Version) [Chrysalis]
10 :: Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) (Clean) [Bad Boy Entertainment]
11 :: Domino – Sweet Potatoe Pie (LP Version) [Outburst Records]
12 :: Snoop Doggy Dogg – What’s My Name? [Interscope Records]
13 :: K-Solo – Fugitive (Super Extended Remix) [Atlantic]
14 :: Ultramagnetic M.C.’s – Ego Tripping [Next Plateau Records]
15 :: Public Enemy – Give It Up (Main Version) [Def Jam Recordings]
16 :: A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime (LP Version) [Jive]
17 :: Kris Kross – Alright (Extended Remix) [Ruffhouse Records]
18 :: Arrested Development – Tennessee (Original Mix) [Cooltempo]
19 :: KRS ONE – Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight) (Radio Edit) [Jive]
20 :: Ghostface Killa – Cobra Clutch [Wu-Tang Records]
21 :: Busta Rhymes – Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check (Album Version) [Elektra]
22 :: Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep (Street Version) [Virgin]
23 :: Cappadonna – ’97 Mentality [Wu-Tang Records]
24 :: Main Source – Fakin’ The Funk (Remix) [Wild Pitch Records]
25 :: A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Edited Remix) [Jive]
26 :: EPMD – Strictly Business (Vocal Mix) [Fresh Records]
27 :: 1 Life 2 Live – Throw It Up Ya’ll (Leozero Remix) [Popular People’s Front]
28 :: Edo G – Boston (Main Mix) [Fat Beats]

The odometer rolls over marking the start of Year 2 of the Dance Megamix with Don Play. All week long, Don took requests from his loyal listener base… and… he got nothing. So he just did what he always does, and went to the studio to mix some never before heard tracks. This mix features some rare garage house from the nineties. Stay thirsty, my friends.

Tracklist for September 30, 2015

01 :: Superman II – Main Title March [Warner Bros. Records]
02 :: Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (You Can’t Hurt Me) (Original Mix) [Emotive Records]
03 :: Murk – If You Really Love Someone (Murk Dubs Again (Version 2)) [TRIBAL America]
04 :: Danny Tenaglia – Bottom Heavy [TRIBAL America]
05 :: Janet Jackson – Miss You Much (Shep’s House Mix) [A&M Records]
06 :: Black Traxx – Holiday [Night Club Records]
07 :: Shay Jones – Good Love (Original Club Mix) [Groove On]
08 :: Gypsymen – Daylite (Club Mix) [E Legal]
09 :: JohnnydangerOus – Problem #13 (Baseball Bat) [Hourglass Recordings]
10 :: Reese & Santonio – Bounce Your Body To The Box (Power Hit Mix) [KMS]
11 :: Mariah Carey – Dreamlover (Def Club Mix) [Columbia]
12 :: Masters At Work – I Can’t Get No Sleep [Cutting Records]
13 :: Jerzzey Boy – Kurtosis [Bottom Line Records]
14 :: Basscut – I’m Not In Love (Woman In Love Mix) [Charisma]
15 :: DJ Duke – Party Time (Party Mix) [Power Music Records]
16 :: Jide Max Project pres. Culture Groove – I Want You (Bar Mix) [Micmac Records]
17 :: Station Q – That Special Melody (Club Mix) [E Legal]
18 :: The B-52’s – Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Extended Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
19 :: Martha Wash – Give It To You (Momo’s Dub Mix) [RCA]
20 :: Robin S – Love For Love (Stone’s Extended Mix) [Big Beat]
21 :: Heller & Farley Project – Ultra Flava (Original Flava) [DV8 Records]
22 :: Flowmasters – Let It Take Control (Pumped Piano Mix) [XL Recordings]
23 :: Symbols & Instruments – Mood (Metaphysical Mix) [KMS]

The final podcast of the inaugural YEAR of the Dance Megamix literally goes back to our roots. We end the year with a track by the same band that played on the first track of our very first episode — ESG! This is a 2-hour non-stop party of disco soul and party jams. There’s so much good stuff in here, I just had to sneak it in before the year came to a close. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

Tracklist for September 23, 2015

01 :: Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots [Dance Classics]
02 :: Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America [Garage Classics]
03 :: Patrick Adams pres. Phreek – Weekend (Long Version) [Atlantic]
04 :: Venus Dodson – Shining [RFC Records]
05 :: Voyage – Lady America [TK Disco]
06 :: Macho – Because There Is Music In The Air [Prelude Records]
07 :: The Blackbyrds – Happy Music [Fantasy]
08 :: Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music (Vocal Version) [Prelude Records]
09 :: K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don’t Like My Music) [Sam Records]
10 :: Raw Silk – Just In Time (Vocal) [West End Records]
11 :: Gladys Knight & The Pips – It’s A Better Than Good Time [Buddah Records]
12 :: New York Port Authority – I Got It (Special Disco Version) [Invictus]
13 :: Lenny Williams – Choosing You [ABC Records]
14 :: Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It [Casablanca Records]
15 :: Change – A Lover’s Holiday (A Jim Burgess Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
16 :: Candi Staton – Victim [Warner Bros. Records]
17 :: First Choice – Doctor Love [Gold Mind Records]
18 :: Loose Joints – Tell You (Today) (Instrumental) [4th & Broadway]
19 :: Blondie – Llamame (Call Me) [Salsoul Records]
20 :: ESG – Dance [99 Records]

And now for my next number, I’d like to return to the classic house that I first started playing back in high school. This time around, it’s all on wax and mixed together with a little more touch and a little less crossfader.

Tracklist for September 9, 2015

01 :: DJ Stan Johnson – Da Classic (Original) [Lost Vegas]
02 :: Daft Punk – Revolution 909 [Virgin]
03 :: Mysterious People – Love Revolution (Mood II Swing Remix) [Virgin France S.A.]
04 :: Les Rythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat) (Cassius Remix) [Wall of Sound]
05 :: Deep Dish With Everything But The Girl – The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) (Main Mix) [Arista]
06 :: BT feat. Tori Amos – Blue Skies (Deep Dish Blue Phunk Mix) [Reprise Records]
07 :: Bob Sinclar – New York City Music [Yellow Productions]
08 :: CZR feat. Darryl Pandy – Bad Enough (Undagrounddiscofunk Remix)
09 :: Alex Gopher – Party People (Bib’s & Dim’s Disco Around The World Mix) [Disques Solid]
10 :: Grant Phabao – Tub [Pro-Zak Trax]
11 :: Juliette James – Take It Easy (Rhythm Masters Disfunktional Mix) [Devil May Care Recordings]
12 :: Sandy B – Make The World Go Round (Deep Dish Vocal Mix) [Champion]
13 :: Basement Jaxx – Fly Life (Extra) [Multiply Records]
14 :: Rick Garcia feat. Aquarius – Fly Away (Mazi’s Love Boat Mix) [Afterhours]
15 :: Tori Amos – Professional Widow (MK Vampire Dub) [Atlantic]
16 :: Tori Amos – Professional Widow (It’s Got To Be Big) (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) [EastWest]
17 :: Thee Maddkatt Courtship III – My Life Muzik (Superchumbo Fly Mix) [FFRR]
18 :: Roach Motel – Bizzness Dub [Underground Music Department]
19 :: Sarah Washington – Everything (Mood II Swing Club Dub) [AM:PM]
20 :: Faithless – Insomnia (Monster Mix) [Arista]

Don offers up one last gasp of hope and wonder before the summer comes to a close. The first hour is a block of recent dance tracks, while the tail end is a sojourn into Chicago house.

Tracklist for September 2, 2015

01 :: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (MK Feel It In The Air Remix) [White Label]
02 :: Unknown Deetroit – On Another Mission [Unknown Deetroit]
03 :: Myriadd – Time Will Tell [Creme Organization]
04 :: Michael The Lion – The Don [Razor N Tape]
05 :: Boogie Night – Cardiac Arrest [Lumberjacks In Hell]
06 :: Mercury – Old Man’s House [Gomma Dance Tracks]
07 :: Terrence Parker – Finally (Louie Vega Dance Ritual Mix) [Planet E]
08 :: Sound Stream – Julie’s Theme [Sound Stream]
09 :: Rick Wilhite feat. Billy Love – In The Rain [Still Music]
10 :: Ken Gill – Love Moon [Alleviated Records]
11 :: OB Ignitt & Omar S – Fellow Me [Obonit]
12 :: Tikkle – In The Beginning… [House Jam Records]
13 ::
14 ::
15 :: J.M. Silk – Music Is The Key (House Key) [D.J International Records]
16 :: Virgo Four – It’s A Crime [Rush Hour Recordings]
17 :: Raz – Amour Puetro Riqueno (Puerto Rican Lover) (Spanish Club Mix) [Underground]
18 :: Bart Starr – Way To Go Homer [Trax Records]
19 ::
20 :: Chip E. Inc. feat. K. Joy – Like This (Club Mix) [D.J. International Records]
21 :: Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Original Mix) [Jack Trax]
22 :: Jackmaster Funk – Jack The Bass [Trax Records]
23 :: Jesse Saunders – On And On [Rush Hour Recordings]
24 :: Fast Eddie – Let’s Go (Don’t “U” Want Some More) [D.J. International Records]
25 :: Sterling Void – Runaway Girl (Pimp Dub) [D.J. International Records]
26 :: Donell Rush – Knockin’ At My Door (Dub) [Trax Records]
27 :: Terry Hunter feat. Sharon Jarvis – I Can Make You See (Terry’s Vision Mix) [House Jam Records]

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu stop by the studio this week to throw down all of the early 90’s jams that got Don hooked on dance music to begin with. We’ve got appearances from Norman Cook a.k.a. Fatboy Slim, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of Deee-Lite’s “World Clique” cassette, and we hear LOTS of jams concocted by the legend Steve “Silk” Hurley. Stay young. Forever.

Tracklist for August 19, 2015

01 :: Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me (Norman Cook’s Excursion On The Version) [Elektra]
02 :: George Michael – Too Funky (Extended) [Columbia]
03 :: Deee-Lite – What Is Love? (Holographic Goatee Mix) [Elektra]
04 :: The KLF – 3 A.M. Eternal (Live At The S.S.L.) [Arista]
05 :: Adamski feat. Seal – Killer [MCA Records]
06 :: Jon Secada – Just Another Day (Tommy Musto Mix) [SBK Records]
07 :: Susan Clark feat. Stimulation – Deeper (Kaoz 6:23 House Mix) [111 East Records]
08 :: Paula Abdul – Vibeology (Hurley’s House) [Virgin]
09 :: Uncanny Alliance – I Got My Education (Ken Lou Extended Mix) [A&M Records]
10 :: Jomanda – Got A Love For You (Hurley’s House Mix) [Big Beat]
11 :: Black Box – I Don’t Know Anybody Else (Hurley’s House Mix) [RCA]
12 :: 49ers – Don’t You Love Me (90’s Mix) [4th & Broadway]
13 :: Bizarre Inc feat. Angie Brown – I’m Gonna Get You (Original Flavour Mix) [Columbia]
14 :: Gabrielle – Dreams (The Developed Arrested Mix) [Go! Beat]
15 :: Lisa Stansfield – This Is The Right Time (Extended Remix) [Arista]
16 :: Degrees of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now (King St. Mix) [Esquire Records]
17 :: Ce Ce Peniston – We Got A Love Thang (Silky House Thang) [A&M Records]
18 :: D’Bora – E.S.P. (Maurice’s Mix) [Smash Records]
19 :: Rapination feat. Kym Mazelle – Love Me The Right Way (The Real Rapino 12″) [RCA]
20 :: Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby? [Rhythm King Records]
21 :: M People – Moving On Up (M People Master Mix) [Epic]
22 :: Sounds of Blackness – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (CJ’s House Dub) [Perspective Records]
23 :: Electronic – Getting Away With It (Extended Version) [Warner Bros. Records]
24 :: The Original – I Luv U Baby (Dancing Divaz Club Mix) [Ore Music]
25 :: The Zeony Lee Experience – Love Energy (The 3:03 From London Mix) [Deep Distraxtion]

Better late than never! This was an epic mix from two weeks ago that laid down some serious soul fire. There’s a lot to groove to here, so let’s skip the chitchat and get down to business.

Tracklist for August 5, 2015

01 :: Black Ivory – Mainline [Buddah Records]
02 :: Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Better Days [Shyrlden Records]
03 :: Teddy Pendergrass – Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose [Philadelphia International Records]
04 :: Bambu – I Don’t Wanna Lose It [Zebra Records]
05 :: MFSB – Love Is The Message (Remix by The Cuco) [Rated “X” Records]
06 :: Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain [Ariola Records America]
07 :: Fern Kinney – Love Me Tonight [Malaco Records]
08 :: Sesso Matto – Sessomatto (Original 1976 Jim Stuard Disco Mix) [West End Records]
09 :: Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody [Warner Bros. Records]
10 :: Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros. Records]
11 :: Third World – Now That We Found Love [4th & Broadway]
12 :: Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love [Motown]
13 :: Coffee – Slip And Dip [De-Lite Records]
14 :: The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun [RCA Victor]
15 :: Boney M – Rasputin’ [Sire]
16 :: John Williams – Lapti Nek (Jabba’s Palace Band) (Club Mix) [RSO]
17 :: The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me [Total Experience Records]
18 :: Buffalo Smoke – Stubborn Kind Of Fella (Remix By David Todd) [RCA Victor]
19 :: Manu Dibango – Big Blow [Island Records]